In addition to zeppole, many Italian-American families bake this challah-like bread, sometimes made with aniseed and raisins. Sal Joseph Scognamillo of Patsy's Italian Restaurant gave us his recipe
The Serious Eats Doughnut Style Guide
Cake doughnuts generally made around the apple harvest season, particularly in New England and the Northeast; they include apple cider in the batter along with cinnamon and nutmeg. Some are covered in sugar or cinnamon-sugar".